I am a current student with a question, how can I find an answer? It depends on what kind of info you need....
Just a Quick Answer! If you just have a question that needs a quick answer, A+D has a great resource named Samantha Peters, the School of Art + Design's Office Coordinator. Sam is a wealth of knowledge and if they don't know, they can point you in the correct direction. Their office is located in the Art Building, room AB 110. Or contact: email@example.com or 503-725-3675. During this term Sam is offering virtual office hours. You can set up an appointment or just drop in here: Virtual Office Hours Link
It concerns my class. Then your faculty member is the best bet.
I want to know more about the program, about the classes, and about my future options in the field. Then meet with a faculty advisor in your chosen area of study.
I'm new. I need help with with overall planning, with my schedule, knowing my options and transfering credits. For CORE beginning or transfer students make an appointment with a College of the Arts Pathway Advisor before school begins to help chart your educational journey. Afterwards, keep in touch at least once a year or anytime you have questions.
College of the Arts Pathway Advisors
Students in all majors in this Pathway, including Exploratory, are assigned to their advisor based on the last two digits of the PSU ID number. Beginning June 1, advisors are available for appointments and email responses Monday through Thursday. Prospective students with out a PSU ID may meet with any DCP advisor or a Transfer & Returning Student Advisor.
Staci Kiker --Last two digits of ID number 00-24
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (503) 725-2211
Schedule an appointment with Staci
Ian McCallum--Last two digits of ID number 25-49
Contact: Email email@example.com or phone (503) 725-3353
Schedule an appointment with Ian
Paloma Harrison --Last two digits of ID number 50-74
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule an appointment with Paloma
Marie Fiorillo--Last two digits of ID number 75-99
Contact: Email email@example.com or phone (503) 725-3352
Schedule an appointment with Marie
Anna Law--Pathway Director
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (503) 725-3402
Thinking about joining us? Here are some commonly asked questions for entering students.
Is there a portfolio review?
There is no portfolio review to enter or to pursue the BFA in Art Practices or to take the School of Art + Design CORE classes.
Do I need to declare a major?
Declaring your major is important to do now, even if you decide to change it later. Why is this important? It gives you priority access to the CORE classes and helps you plan for the future.
What is a graduation planner?
A graduation planner is a form that lists all the required courses to complete a degree. By tracking your classes, it will help you to keep on track, plan for the future and graduate on time.
Can you tell me about CORE the term-end final event?
At the end of every term, Fall, Winter, and Spring, the CORE program hosts student finals. The final takes the form of an exhibition, a pop-up event, a collaboration, or even a parade. Mark your calendars! It takes place the tenth week of the term.
Where will my classes meet?
All CORE classes meet on the second floor of the FMH building. Space/Ideation 257, Surface/Ideation/Digital Tools 219, Time/Digital Tools 218.
Will I Need a computer?
A laptop computer is highly recommended for art students. CORE students in the School of Art + Design will use their computers daily within their classes, for their creative work, assignments, and many other tasks. What computer you purchase will depend on what you plan to study in the coming years. Most creative folks use Apple computers and we’d recommend you invest in one as well. The Time and Digital Tools courses as well as the computer labs in FMH also use Apple computers.
Keep in mind, if you are interested in video or other computer-based creative work you may decide to purchase a faster or more expansive computer.
How do I purchase a Portland Museum Pass?
The collections of the Portland Art Museum are an indispensable and convenient tool for the study of art. Through a special arrangement, PSU students are eligible for a one-year pass to the museum for $20. Passes can be obtained through the museum either in person or online. You will need your PSU ID. More info HERE.
How can I learn more about the School of Art + Design?
Visit the PSU website, and check out all our social media! CORE Instagram A+D Instagram School of Art + Design Galleries Facebook PSU School of Art + Design Facebook